SEATTLE -- (KCPQ) -- Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole said Monday investigators identified human remains found in a resident's recycling bin on Saturday as those of a missing Renton mother of three who vanished Friday night after going out with a man she initially met through a dating site.
Ingrid Lyne had been missing since going on a date to the Seattle Mariners home opener Friday night, authorities told Q13 News.
The man suspected of murdering a woman he met online has been ordered held on $2 million bail.
A King County District Court judge found probable cause Tuesday to hold 37-year-old John Charlton for investigation of second-degree murder in the death of Lyne.
On Saturday, Seattle police say three adult body parts — including a foot — were found in a homeowner's recycling bin in Seattle's Central District just after 4 p.m. Investigators later identified the remains as being those of Lyne.
During the hearing, prosecutors revealed new details of the crime, including the fact that investigators believe Lyne was killed in her own home, dismembered in her bathtub, and transported in her own car to the location where her remains were dumped.
King County Deputy Prosecutor Jennifer Worley said Seattle police crime scene investigators “found bits of human flesh and blood in bathtub drain” in Lyne’s home, where they also located a saw.
According to probable cause documents, Charlton admitted to sleeping on a Seattle sidewalk the night of the murder, but claims he has some memory loss.
In cooperation with the Renton Police Department, a search warrant was served in their jurisdiction, and evidence was recovered, including telephone calls, that helped police identify a suspect.
Police said, based on that evidence, a 37-year-old Snohomish County man, John Robert Charlton, was arrested in connection with Lyne's murder and booked into the King County Jail for investigation of homicide. He is believed to be the man who went on the date with Lyne.
The last time neighbors say they saw Lyne was at her mailbox Friday before she headed out for her date with Charlton. Friends say the two met online and had been dating since last month.
The Seattle Police Department asked for the public’s assistance in locating her missing vehicle, a silver 2015 Toyota Highlander, bearing Washington plate AUW3230. But late Monday night, police said they had found the SUV in downtown Seattle.